Affirmations Alone Aren’t Enough
I have practiced affirmations till the cows came home. I have done them in the mirror, I have done them upon waking, I have done them before going to sleep. I believe in them. They helped me feel better in the moment and then the second I stopped repeating them, the incessant critical mind began!
You know, the left-brain, the analytical mind…the one that judges things so that it can easily compartmentalize them! It just so happens that this critical mind, that is in charge of critical thinking and “logic” is also what rules the conscious and judged every single thing I did, as not good enough.
So while I was ardently practicing my positive affirmations in the mirror, talking to my conscious mind for a few minutes a couple of times a day…my judgmental, critical mind was running laps. Thoughts of what I needed to do better. Thoughts of how this person had done something to wrong me. Plus all of the other negative self talk most of us are used to.
In fact we are so accustom to our critical mind coming up with logical explanations of why we can never truly love ourselves. No matter how many times we say, “I love myself”… the critical, negative self talk is white noise in the background all day long.
So what if you could circumvent this persistent, tiresome critic?
Theta to the Rescue
You can tap into the operating system of your brain, the subconscious mind. It automatically serves up all of your beliefs, habits and values in the background. You can access it most readily when you are in a deeply relaxed and deeply focused state known as theta brain waves.
Theta sounds more like Wonder Woman’s equally ass-kicking sister than a brain wave state! It is actually the slower frequency your brain is in when you are deeply relaxed. You know how you feel when you are just waking up in the morning, rolling around trying to make yourself open your eyes.
In this relaxed theta state, those same affirmations are like a surgeons blade cutting directly into the heart of the matter. The focused, concentrated nature of theta brain waves allows you to transform as easily as Wonder Woman dodging bullets.
Hypno-Affirmations Knock Out Negative Self Talk
When I first began practicing hypnosis, I didn’t believe it could really work for me! But I am of the mindset that I have to give something a fair trial, before I dismiss it. 21 days is a number that many psychologists throw around as the amount of time necessary to create a new habit.
So I dedicated myself to those 21 days, using some of my favorite affirmations. I was surprised that after a few days of consistent self-hypnosis, practicing the same affirmations daily, without even trying one of those hypno-affirmations would pop into my thoughts at exactly the right time. It was a powerful KO to my negative self talk.
Let’s say I was standing in line at the grocery store. No matter how many times grandma told me that “patience is a virtue”…I am one impatient woman! Soooo, I would be standing in the grocery line, ready to blow up because of some slow cashier or the person with 20 items in the 10 item or less line.
All of a sudden a hypno-affirmation such as, ”calm is my natural state of mind, I easily and effortlessly enjoy being calm” would randomly pop into my head.
That was magic as far as I was concerned! It actually worked! I would calm down and feel more patient. Stress began to be a thing of the past.
Since I could see the proof in my daily life, I began to look a little deeper into why taping into my subconscious worked so effectively. This is when I learned that our subconscious is the vault where we keep all the old “training” we have experienced during our lives, especially our childhood programming.
Now, I knew ALL about my childhood programming. I have been doing traditional therapies off and on for years. I knew exactly where I had picked up my impatience, I just didn’t know how to put it down, no matter how hard I tried.
Talk therapy let me know that my issue was impatience. That knowledge itself didn’t bring me any patience. Know Thyself is the first step. Then I needed to go a level deeper to actually create a shift in a meaningful and lasting way. This is where accessing the inner knowledge of the subconscious comes in.
Your subconscious knows exactly what it needs. I asked my subconscious what I needed to cultivate more patience. For me, I needed to focus on being present in the moment and enjoying life exactly the way it is. For someone else, perhaps their subconscious’ inner knowing will come to the conclusion that they need to be tolerant of other people because they only become impatient with specific people in their lives.
No two subconscious minds are alike and yet all of us share so many similarities when it comes to our critical minds. How many of us have these same replays repeating throughout our day.
You can’t do that!…Who do you think you are?…Why did I say that?…She will never like me!…
If you can turn those annoying thoughts into empowering, habit changing hypno-affirmations that effortlessly replaces negative self talk, would you be willing to give it a try? All you have to do is Close Your Eyes and Get Free with your own subconscious inner knowing.
I am happy to help you tap into this powerful tool to empower you too. Get in touch today!